Velia Tigano

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London, W5
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a native Italian speaker, born in Milan. I resided there until 2011, when I chose to radically change my life by relocating to the United Kingdom to pursue a career as a counsellor and coach, following an extensive career in the banking sector.

Having lived in London continuously for ten years, I now operate between London and Milan, offering individual sessions to adults in both English and Italian, as well as leading workshops and group sessions.

I can give support through a wide range of matters such as:

  • emotional distress or behavioural issues (e.g. doubts, fears, worries, anger, emotions and feelings you are not comfortable with)
  • relationships difficulties (e.g. partner, family, friends, colleagues) or parenting issues
  • crisis or coping with change and transitions
  • loss and bereavement
  • existential and spiritual matters

More information about my way of working can be found on my website.

Training, qualifications & experience

- BACP Member - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (n. 374505)
- AssoCounseling Member - Advanced Counselor level (Reg-A1611-2015)
- Graduated and specialised in Core Energetics oriented Counselling (five-year training)
- Graduated in BioGestalt, Bioenergetics and Gestalt oriented Counselling (three-year training)
- Graduated IoSono - innovative coaching model, Master Level
- Online Certified Counsellor - ACTO Association for Counselling and Therapy online, level 1
- Graduated Red Lodge DTMMS shamanic school (four-year training)
- Attending 3rd year of Bravo White Lodge DTMMS shamanic school (three-year training)
- Member of the editorial staff for "Evoluzioni", the AssoCounseling's online publication about counselling and its perspectives

All the skills I am trained in are brought to the sessions, according to each individual needs.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Emotional or behavioural issues (e.g. doubts, worries, feelings of frustration, irritability or anger issues, emotions and feelings you are not comfortable with)
  • Relationships difficulties (e.g. partner, family, friends, colleagues)
  • Crisis or coping with change and transitions, inability to make choices, adjusting to new situations or new culture
  • Lack of energy, interest and motivation
  • Existential and spiritual matters
  • Consciousness evolution and personal growth

Therapies offered

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Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

It is my policy to offer the introductory session free of charge.

If we decide to work together, fees for the following sessions will be agreed at the introductory session.

Concessionary rates.

When I work

Flexible hours

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Velia Tigano
Velia Tigano